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First Niagara Financial Group appointed Paul Cronin senior vice president, senior managing director, capital markets. Cronin was regional head of corporate banking for Northeast at HSBC Bank USA. Cronin earned a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Business at the University College Dublin and a bachelor’s degree from the University College Dublin. He also qualified as an Illinois CPA and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, a national accounting association, elected Joseph M. Falbo Jr. of Grand Island, president-elect. His one-year term began on June 1, 2014. Falbo, CPA and CGMA, is a partner and member of the executive committee at Tronconi Segarra & Associates in Williamsville. He has been a member of the Society since 1994 and is a current member of the Buffalo Chapter. He holds a bachelor’s degree in from Niagara University.

Buffalo General Medical Center appointed Vi-Anne Antrum vice president and chief nursing officer. Antrum was the assistant director of nursing at the Erie County Medical Center. Antrum is a dual master’s graduate from the University of Phoenix and received her bachelor’s from Daemen College.

Buffalo First Wealth Management in West Seneca named Allen Dembski chief operating officer. Dembski was a financial adviser for Waddell & Reed, a national investment firm, for the past seven years. He is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo State.

Philpac Corporation named Martin J. Dziwulski director of sales. Dziwulski has an MBA from Medaile College, as well as his bachelor’s degree, and two associates degrees from Bryant and Stratton College. He was with SimplexGrinnell.

Amherst Chamber of Commerce appointed Kim Whelan executive director of the Small Business Division. Whelan has been on the staff of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce since 2009 previously as director of member relations. She attended the University.

CCS Oncology welcomed Dr. Haider Khadim, a board certified medical oncologist, to its practice. Khadim received his medical degree from King Edward Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. He completed his residency in internal medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University and a fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

The Northstar Companies, a debt collection solution provider, named Barbara Crean president, client operations and David Evtimovski president, collection operations. Previously senior vice president, client relations, Crean has been with the company for 12 years. Evtimovski, with the company for six years, was previously vice president collection operations. Also, the company named Nicholas Hinman vice president, collection operations. Hinman previously was director, collection operations. He has been with the company for six years.

Kei Advisors promoted Garett K. Gough to assistant vice president. Gough earned dual bachelor’s degrees from the University at Buffalo. Also, the agency named Gregory J. Rhoads research analyst. Rhoads previously was with Citigroup. He earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University at Buffalo.

Trellis Marketing named Kristin Derby a graphic designer. Derby most recently was a designer for 360 Magazine in Syracuse. She graduated from Syracuse University and Whitman School of Management.

Eric Mower + Associates appointed Erinn Newman as senior strategic planner. Newman served as director of the OPEN Savings Program at American Express. She received a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary, and an MBA from The University of Virginia.

The Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, located at Stella Niagara, appointed Phillip Cunningham development coordinator in the office of advancement. Cunningham is a graduate of Canisius College.

The Martin Group promoted ​Dave Riley to creative director and Lianne Coogan to senior art director. Riley, who previously was associate creative director at the agency, will lead the Seneca Casino team. He graduated from SUNY Buffalo State. Coogan, who will also serve on the Seneca team, was previously art director. Coogan is a SUNY Fredonia graduate.

People Inc. promoted Carrie Grant to family care/second family program director. She is a graduate from SUNY Buffalo State.